Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane arrived in Germany on a record-breaking switch and his sensational goal-scoring run this season has already exceeded expectations and turned him into an prompt fan favorite.
Kane joined Bayern from Tottenham in August for a Bundesliga-record €100 million ($106m) payment, with the German champions determined to usher in a examined scorer to fill the goal-scoring hole created by final 12 months’s departure of Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona.
Kane, the England males’s all-time high scorer and the Premier League‘s second all-time scorer, hit the bottom working and has already bagged 21 targets in 15 matches within the Bundesliga and Champions League for Bayern.
“It’s spectacular,” beamed Bayern sports activities director Christoph Freund after Saturday’s double of their 4-2 victory over Heidenheim.
“He’s taking part in away from the U.Okay. for the primary time after which he scores like that. The crew additionally performs him into place. He’s a phenomenon.”
Kane’s two targets on Saturday took his league tally to 17 from 11 video games, setting a league file for many targets at this stage, beating Lewandowski’s earlier mark of 16.
Kane already has extra targets after 11 Bundesliga matches than final season’s high scorers had in your entire marketing campaign.
“I can’t inform you something totally different,” Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel stated of Kane’s scoring run on Saturday. “The performances are telling a narrative. There isn’t a want for any phrases.”
Kane has additionally scored 4 occasions in 4 Champions League group matches, with Bayern having already secured a spot within the knockout stage with two video games to spare.
Among the many highlights this season is his 60-metre looping shot from Bayern’s personal half of their 8-0 demolition of Darmstadt 98, undoubtedly a candidate for purpose of the season.
He additionally scored a hat trick in final week’s 4-0 victory at title rivals Borussia Dortmund, the primary participant to take action of their Klassiker debut.
“I consider he can do something,” stated Bayern teammate Thomas Müller. “We solely must convey him into place. If he will get to shoot wherever close to or contained in the field then chances are high the ball will go in.”
Membership bosses are equally delighted with Kane’s purpose bonanza, saying the transfer was the proper one for each Bayern and the title-starved Kane.
“Completely unbelievable,” Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen stated. “Clearly one is comfortable when issues are working so nicely, having additionally been partly chargeable for this switch. I hope it continues like that.”
Kane’s scoring exploits have additionally compelled some critics of the switch to make a pointy U-turn. Amongst them is former Germany worldwide Didi Hamann who had initially expressed doubts about how efficient Kane can be within the Bundesliga.
“I by no means thought that he would rating like that,” Hamann advised Bild newspaper. “I imply he didn’t signal for 3 months however for 4 years and he will get nice balls from crew mates.”
“However nonetheless it’s spectacular as a result of he’s one of some strikers who do not have a lot pace. But it surely reveals you the way intelligent he’s as a participant. Bayern did the whole lot proper. He’s a phenomenon.”